Michael Owen’s prediction ahead of Porto vs Chelsea

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Porto play ‘host’ to Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final clash at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday night.

Chelsea are overwhelming favourites for this game, but the weekend’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom has given Thomas Tuchel a reality check ahead of facing Porto.

Michael Owen has given his prediction for the Champions League quarter-final games, and he has backed Chelsea to get a slender win against the Portuguese side.

Owen told BetVictor: “Thomas Tuchel suffered his first defeat as Chelsea boss against West Brom at the weekend. To lose in that manner was so unlike Chelsea, as they have been rock solid at the back since Tuchel’s arrival.

“Porto have been one of the revelations of this season’s Champions League. They took the scalp of Juventus in the last round, and if the Blues aren’t careful, they could easily take advantage of any sloppiness.

“That said, I’ve seen enough of Chelsea to think they have enough to win here. If they turn up and play the way they did against Atletico Madrid in the last round, that should be enough to get a result on the night.”

Owen predicted a 1-0 win in favour of Chelsea.

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